|JNN105 Awake in a dark room - Candstandya|
Awake in a dark room is the follow-up EP to Slow Motions, compiled from leftover tracks recorded before the album sessions, and one newer track (Avoid A Void). Because this EP consists of material recorded vaguely around the same time as the Slow Motions sessions it very much is a companion piece to the album, though musically itâs pretty different. Tracks 1 & 4 consist almost exclusively out of E-Bow sounds, while the middle two tracks combine the use of E-Bow with more traditional guitar play...
Keywords: experimental; guitar; e-bow
|JNN05-mystahrvsdust-PartakesII - mystahr vs dust|
desolation ... barren empty worlds ... tension static ether ... artifacts... mystahr & dust Check out our JNN home mystahr dust
Keywords: experimental; improv; electronica
|JNN107 The clouds have settled in - Chris Lynn|
Chris Lynn is a multifaceted filmmaker and Sound Artist from Maryland, USA. His work has been screened at festivals and galleries in the United States, Europe and Mexico. His short films focus primarily in urban and rural landscapes. His sound pieces are an assemblage of field recordings, ambient pieces, and soundtracks from his films. I personally have stumbled upon Chrisâ soundpieces through the various releases he has out on Earth Monkey, Electronic Music and Misspelled Records...
Keywords: field recordings; ambient/experimental
|Daxscapes II - Danadax|
Whereas the material for DANADAX's first LP "DAXSCAPES I" spanned several years, the tracks on the project's second LP reach even further into the past and further into the future. Some of the cuts on "DAXSCAPES II" were made during the time DANADAX's first 2 EPs were recorded (back in late 2004). A heavy majority of the tracks on "DAXSCAPES II" were created during the same sessions for "DAXSCAPES I," (2005 - 2007) and even a few tracks on the second LP were created a year after the first was re...
Keywords: experimental, drone, dark, ambient, electronica
|JNN01-normal-Storm - normal|
Just not normal is proud to present it's first release. normal - Storm Just not Normal
Keywords: dark; ambient; chill-out; experimental
|JNN048 - Uncertainty - Cousin Silas|
This work is dedicated to the memory of J.G. Ballard Artwork by Jesùs Olmo And a thank you to Thomas Mathie for the inspiration for tracks 6 and 12
Keywords: ambient, spacemusic, soft experimental, drones
Downloads: 855 (3 reviews)
|JNN099 Silent trilogy (2008) - Alexander Kibanov|
The re-release of Alexanderâs first ambient & experimental album which has been very limitedly released in 2008 on Alexanderâs own label is now available for the world for free. If youâve heard some of the previous releases by this very prolific artist before you know your ears will be in for a treat. This re-release certainly will grab your attention with its outworldish sounds and great atmospheres...
Keywords: dark; ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal
|JNN08 M.A.S. - The vanishing godheads of Xioulan - M.A.S.|
M.A.S. - Makram Abu-Shakra or Masplexus Shifting Shadows The vanishing godheads is one of the many albums M.A.S. has created through time. Check out his Shifting shadows site for more.
Keywords: Experimental; electronica; drone; noise; dark ambience; ambient
|FMC07 Vergessen. Verloren. Verwandelt. Verlassen - usr/sbin|
And once again Dennis Moser brings us another deep hour long episode of the monthly Full Moon Concert series. Another hour of experimental improvâ that seems to have taken a diversion from the soft and sweet ambient that we have gotten to know in this series. This episode will certainly whet your apetite and make you yearn for its successor. A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon Volume seven: Vergessen...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; full moon concert series
|JNN02-mystahrvsmystified-partakes - mystahr vs mystified|
It was only natural the two came together after releases on timetheory and treetrunk. Mystahr provided a 40 minute live improv when mystified in his turn touched his drone-fingers on the material. Par takes (perhaps a series in the making) will take you into the depths of sound and drones.
Keywords: dark; drones; ambient; chill-out; experimental
|JNN108 Strange sounds can make a man happy - Out Level|
And here I was thinking that the man we know all too well from his magnificent field recordings (Luis Antero) had taken a side step into a different cloak (Out Level). But upon checking any profiles for writing a little bit to whet your apetiteâs I realize that this is the eleventh release allready! I should rather frown upon myself for not having shared any of his music yet on a previous NTNS radio show...
Keywords: experimental; abstract; space sounds; prepared guitar
|JNN03-TimWalters-Thedrywell - Tim Walters|
The Dry Well is a dark and emotionally charged work of musique concrete, created by extreme digital processing of acoustic sound sources. The first three tracks ("Two-Thirds God", "Descent of Inanna", and "Under") are based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian legend that may be the oldest surviving work of literature. They evoke ritual, mythic journey, and the transition from the material to the spiritual realm...
Keywords: dark; experimental; musique concrete; accoustic; digital processing
|JNN04-Respirator-Traffic - Respirator|
“I live and make music in a flat. We’ve got a lot of traffic noise. I have wanted to use that for a virtual album for quite some time. The album was born by recording from midnight till seven in the morning. The album consists of live tracks. The first four are made entirely from the 7-hour recording (all encoded at 256kbs). The last track is a live recording with additional instruments (encoded at 192kbs)...
Keywords: experimental; improv; electronica; field recordings; traffic
|JNN062 Alien Tongue - Emerald Adrift|
“Alien Tongue” presents two live performances by Emerald Adrift. The first piece, “Hatchling,” was recorded during a live broadcast on the StillStream internet radio station on November 1, 2008. “Abandoned Amusement Park (Gone To Weeds)” was another live StillStream performance, broadcast on March 14, 2009. We hope you enjoy these sonic curiosities, “sung” in an alien tongue…
Keywords: Creative Commons, deep, electronica, experimental, just not normal, live improv
|JNN019 - Ater - The last day again - Ater|
6 tracks of minimalist beauty, darkish atmospheres and enchanting sounds. There is a certain mystique about this release; as if tucked away far on the antarctic with but a small friendly fire. The cold breeze snuggling around the cabin comforting the loneliness that one is waited for. A place of envy perhaps it is not, but the chilled sound of 'the last day again' will certainly clasp the listeners ear placing them momentarily in the vast and cold emptiness of white; to remind us once again of t...
Keywords: dark; minimal; experimental; chill; glitch; just not normal; creative commons
|JNN106 Conclusion - SzentpÃ©tery Csaba|
It was somewhere in 2009 that through NTNS radio I first heard of this Hungarian artist. I had played an album from him that was released on Amduscias Records and I loved that to bits. The silence after that settled in untill early August SzentpÃ©tery contacted me and asked me if I was interested in releasing his latest album. Without hearing even a single tone I welcomed him onboard and new that I would be proud of this fine fine release...
Keywords: experimental; dark ambient; abstract; avant-garde; soft noise
|JNN013 Danadax - The dead summer sessions EP - Danadax|
Most of the tracks on Danadax' 3rd EP follow a similar set of rules in their creation. All of the tracks are one takes, most were of a semi-selfgenerated nature. Other tracks are just constant manipulations of a soundfile until it was unrecognizable from its original form. These tracks here are of a minimal atmospheric nature with some tracks closer to noise, but always in an organized form All tracks and artwork Curtis D Cousins (is Danadax)
Keywords: drone, experimental, atmospheric, dark ambient, free release, creative commons
|JNN015 - Phillip Wilkerson - Foregone conclusion - Phillip Wilkerson|
Digital data has a lifecycle all its own. And oddly enough, the digital lifecycle mirrors the organic. Every digital bit of data experiences: being born; fighting to survive within the world where it finds itself; interfacing with other data or with the physical world; and then inevitably--it ends. It is deleted, forgotten, or lost. Like all organic life, data has a beginning and therefore, at some point, must also experience an ending...
Keywords: Experimental; Glitch; digital tones; organic; microcosm; free release; Creative commons
Downloads: 494 (1 review)
|JNN07-Mystahr-Mtiful - Mystahr|
We all are nothing; and so we shall return. And from that emptiness grew Mtiful; meanderings through the field of experimental improv electronics. This album journeys into the physics of sound and its electronic behaviour, frantically trying to control that which lies beyond our touch. Like the chaos and unpredictability of nature, so this album shares of the deeper layers of life. Dare to dig the soil upon which we tread; dare to dive in the realm of a mad scientist mind called mystahr.
Keywords: Experimental; improv; live electronica; feedback; noise; dark ambience
|JNN100 no-r-mal II - various artists|
At long last it is finaly here; the successor of no-r-mal the first edition. Almost a year later down the line, but highly improved and filled with more goodies. Started on April 25th I would never have thought that this would grow as big as it did. Many bulkloads of work went into getting this compilation album out there, but it is out there now! 71 artists, 71 tracks have turned into a 6 CD!!! compilation album making for over 7 hours of listening pleasure...
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; drone; dark ambient; sound art; electronica
Downloads: 1,077 (1 review)
|JNN018 - Mystahr - M14 - Mystahr|
The M< series started earlier this year. All noodles that happened live before the start of NTNS radio on Stillstream.com. Live electronic improv that went from noise to drones. The 14th edition was recorded in high quality for a change and in hindsight for good reason. Today you can share the fruits in this pinnacle of noodlery. And temporarily available as a flac file as well (only untill december 9th)
Keywords: Live, improv, experimental, noise, analog, just not normal, creative commons
|JNN069 Wanders deep waters - Koji Okamoto|
Have you ever wandered the depths of the oceans, felt the cold dark voids. Koji Okamoto takes you by the hand and goes deep beyond the oceanfloors and uncovers a world of darkness. No diving gear nor decompression time necessary.
Keywords: dark ambient, drone, experimental, free releases, Japan, just not normal, Koji Okamoto
Downloads: 322 (1 review)
|JNN027 The land of the electric monsters - Palancar|
Recorded during 2008, live on stillstream.com. All material, including the music, composition, production, and recording is copyright (c) 2009 Darrell Burgan, released under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial use. For commercial use, please contact me. Thanks to Andrew Butko for releasing the original photograph on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Mark Stolk for the honor of releasing this on Just Not Normal...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; live improv; stillstream; just not normal; creative commons, free release
Downloads: 705 (1 review)
|JNN052 Steam Inspector - C Reider|
C Reider, the man behind Vuzh and the man behind the ‘Electret Quintet’ series has certainly taken a different direction with this single track release. Amidst the field of drones, drummachines and recorded sounds he creates an ambience of experimental finesse. Dive into a strange world that will enchant your ears and take you on journeys not taken before.
Keywords: analog sounds, C Reider, Creative Commons, Drummachines, experimental, free releases, improv, just not normal, sound recordings
Downloads: 495 (1 review)
|JNN031 Passagers - Achnn|
"Through the station with workers clothes, through the travellers, imitate their gesture and their machines, breaking machines, conquest the quays of the railway station and then adorate OUR key figure, did you hear the sea? key figure: IsawaaaaHAAaaaaaa"
Keywords: Experimental, improvisation, soundscape, free release, Creative Commons, Just not Normal, Achnn
|JNN055 La fin du monde - Zondagmorgen|
So, about 1 and 3/4 years ago, I finished a super long ambient track for my Zondagmorgen (remember this?!) project, entitled La Fin du Monde. My intentions, at the time, were to release it though IMP. That never happened, and it's been sitting on my hard drive ever since. I pulled it out, on a whim, this morning and listened to it on the bus today. It's actually better than I remember, so I thought I would send it your way to see if you would be interested in including it in as an upcoming JNN r...
Keywords: ambient, experimental, improv, electronica, field recordings, Creative Commons, Free Releases, Just not Normal, Zondagmorgen
|JNN014 MindSpiral - The redundancy of suicide - Mindspiral|
MindSpiral is a series of collaborations between Mike Metlay and anyone who doesn’t hang up when he calls. This incarnation, mind6Spiral, resulted when Tim Walters (see e.g. JNN03) traded a night’s lodging (10 August 2008) for one hour of feeding audio from his laptop into Mike’s mixer, while Mike added his own sounds and a live audience on StillStream.com listened. It was a fair trade. Mindspiral Tim Walters
Keywords: experimental, glitch, live electronica, drones, live performance, noise, just not normal, free release, creative commons
|JNN037 Feralcatscan - Whithersoexotica - Feralcatscan|
Exotic sound-scapes from the far reaches of the Whithersoever, a vast multiplicity of universes. Recorded in dynamic Quaquaphonic stereo! Feralcatscan is science fiction, a romantic walk through a dystopian wonderland, that strange array of lights hovering in the twilight, the mad scientist caressing peculiar mechanical finery, the sound of countless worlds falling into oblivion. Using mostly obsolete and reverse engineered technology, this mercurial music ensemble connects seemingly different d...
Keywords: Absurd, Creative Commons, experimental, Feralcatscan, free releases, just not normal, quaquaphonic stereo, soundscapes
|JNN079 Through fire walk with me - Alexander Kibanov & Norihito Kodama|
The second collaborative work from Alexander Kibanov to appear on Just not Normal and the shortest album thusfar to have appeared on JNN as well. But length never says anything about quality or its lacking off. Born June 6, 1992, Alexander Kibanov is an experimental music artist and composer from Antarctica. He has released under various pseudonymes (such as Earth Incubator, Headless Kamikaze, Illnathix) over one hundred of solo and collabarotive works (with many artists as diverse as GX Jupitte...
Keywords: Alexander Kibanov, collaboration, Creative Commons, electronica, experimental, free releases, just not normal, Norihito Kodama, percussive
|JNN073 Two sides of life - Alexander Kibanov & HZ|
And just under the wire this sublime album was passed to Just not Normal. Since it was ready to go there was no doubt. This needed to be heard and shared. From the gentle near music-box experimentalism of Alexander to the soft noise experimentalism of HZ. Two sides of life, combined into one single release. Alexander Kibanov is: Alexander Kibanov (really! it’s not a joke) HZ is: Valeria Timofeeva (also known as N|B|K, Âûïü) Recordings 2008-2009...
Keywords: Alexander Kibanov, drone, experimental, free release, gentle harmony, HZ, just not normal, music-box, noise
|Start point - Muied Lumens|
For as long as I can remember Rob Solheim aka Muied Lumens has been an active participant in the solstice marathons over at Electro Music. Still for some reason it has taken up untill now for Rob to release his first ever full featured album. And boy are we proud at JNN to be the host of this very first sublime album. As Rob states in one of his emails to me: âIt has kick started something that I have been missing for a while â which is to make composed stuff instead of just playing live mater...
Keywords: atmospheric; experimental; composed improv; dark ambient; Muied Lumens; Just not Normal; Rob Solheim
|JNN089 It is more then all world - AAGSF|
For the longest time I’ve admired the works of AAGSF very much. AAGSF or in the longer version: Aliens A Galactic Sound Flanks hails from Moscow Russia and has to date released many a beautiful album on the Russian RusZud netlabel. I am not sure if he has released outside of RusZud a lot, but let this moment be one for you to get acqainted with the subtle and deep works of this sound meister. The matter cannot appear and cannot disappear...
Keywords: AAGSF, abstract, alien, Creative Commons, experimental, free release, just not normal, mysterious noise, sound-design
Downloads: 115 (1 review)
|JNN049 Ixion & Tantalus - Emerald Adrift|
In Greek mythology, Ixion and Tantalus were both legendary for their extreme hubris and the dire consequences that befell them as a result. Each was granted an audience with the gods, and betrayed the generosity shown to them. So many tales abound of the transgressions these two figures made against the gods that there is no one story to explain their unique fates. Yet it is precisely these unenviable fates for which they are most remembered...
Keywords: ambient, Creative Commons, Experimental composition, free release, just not normal, sound exploration, modern classical
|JNN120 Es ist Ã¼ber ein wenig Rainer Maria Rilke - Mikra|
It was some time ago that I received an email from Pavel from Minsk (Belarus). He came to JNN through word of Zhang JW of the great Bypass netlabel. As Pavel explains his music displays the modern technogenic world and intertwines also the Internet and cinema. This piece youâre about to hear is indeed a world of technogenics that intertwines the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. JNN has previously released albums that work from the poetry of some famed poets and writers, but this release takes it a...
Keywords: experimental; free releases; just not normal; Creative Commons; Poetry; sound collage; Mikra; Belarus
|JNN051 Gamelan Collider - Joe McMahon|
Recorded at little white sox, Palo Alto CA on July 18th 2009. Equipment: Forrester – 130 samples of Gamelan Kyai Parijata Audacity Magnus@Smartelectronix Ambience AU Front cover art after a bubble-chamber Photo courtesy Lawrence Berkeley Labs’ Flickr Photostream Samples from: Marsudiraras provided under the GPL. Mastered by: Mark Stolk (aka mystahr) Copyright 2009 by Joe McMahon
Keywords: Creative Commons, electronic, experimental, Forester, free release, Gamelan, improv, Joe McMahon, just not normal, soundscape
|JNN063 Minds and Machines - Fosel|
minds and machines. this is existential combat. to make order where nothing but the faint line of the possible wrinkled perception. the process is as follows -- tracks like stabs of meat and protein put down with a midi controller or randomly devised by generative software and flung into ableton live. this is where the fun begins. switching in and out and out and in with soft synths until a netherworld forms like a radio transmission twenty kilometers below the surface in some fantastic and yet ...
Keywords: Creative Commons, dark ambient, deep, drone, electronic, experimental, free release, just not normal
|JNN115 Household apocalypse - Altocumulus|
What if an artist that previously released one of the more fabulous experimental albums done on the Buchla 100 system from the Brandeis University would take a trip in a time capsule and use all anewed tools of the day and chooses to build a brand new album made from sounds of ordinary household equipment? Well; remember the âMy name is Marieta Cashmanâ album here on JNN? Altocumulus takes control again 40 years later! HOUSEHOLD APOCALYPSE is made from the sounds that come through my window an...
Keywords: Altocumulus; Composing field recordings; Creative Commons; experimental; free releases; household items; household utensils; just not normal
Downloads: 457 (1 review)
|JNN040 The world is Just not Normal Part 2 - V/A|
If you've heard part 1 then you know to expect another retrospective megamix. 14 tracks - 55.55 minutes - one mix Bob Dickinson - Strata (00.00) Mystified - The long then (02.28) Khate - The cosmonaut (06.55) Pighood - Keeps on going (10.14) v4w.enko - Dot compound (13.52) Petal - The maimed king (15.42) My brother Daniel - The runner theme scene 6 (19.15) Gabran - The secret 3 (22.11) These ears - Bathroom floor bassinet (26.32) Djet - Zero room (29.36) Feralcatscan - Psavettobozu (34.54) Light...
Keywords: Just not normal, megamix, dark, experimental, eclectic, glitch, chill, creative commons
|[JNN021] Djet - Orphictales - Djet|
Following his 'Free translation' on Vaatican Records, Alexander once again raises the bar on his soundwork. Big bold and beautiful,yet timid deep and full of emotion. JNN is proud to present the latest work from Alex Lisovsky, aka Djet Sound collages on a theme (and without theme) of various old (and new) fairy tales, parables and legends... All records by Djet (A. Lisovsky) / 2008 * Mr. Fyord - Man Of Desires (Djet remix 2006) - records by Djet (A...
Keywords: other; sound collage; experimental, Just not Normal, free release, creative commons
|JNN112 Sarasota - Somnaphon|
A large portion of this album was composed from âdisturbancesâ that were recorded while living in an active haunted house. You may consider this your after Halloween treat, or just a plain immersive and fantastic album filled with darkness and just plain great tracks! What the maker probably donât realize though is that 112 in the Netherlands is the equal to 911 in the US. You may keep that number near while listening to this! Created by A...
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; just not normal; Creative Commons; found sounds; free release; plunderphonics; haunted hous; Somnaphon
|JNN118 On the different side of the object - Buben vs Anton Mobin|
Vladislav Buben, well known under the name Buben, is a sound artist and an imminent pioneer of the underground scene in Bielorussia. The connexion between Buben and Anton Mobin was established by Rinus van Alebeek, a few months ago, when Rinus asks Anton a technical help to digitalize sounds from a tape which be used by Buben to compose the great album released on Clinical Archives : Moral Tranformations (ca377) > http://www.archive.org/details/ca377_bra After this technical support, Buben natur...
Keywords: Creative Commons; dark ambient; experimental; field recordings; found sounds; free releases; just not normal; noise; tape
|JNN101 Ars Poetica - Carlos Suarez|
With the utmost honor Just not Normal presents the fantastic music of the Spanish Carlos Suarez. Exporing the poetry of Artaud, this masterpiece was originally intended as a physical CD release, but as Carlos said; he is more interested in exploring new sounds rather then setting out to find a label to be published. We could not have been more proud to have him sign on for this grand release. Darkness has set and settles in your ears! About the poet/poem: (only in Spanish) 2.- Vulgus veritatis p...
Keywords: experimental; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; Artaud; Poetry; spoken words; Carlos Suarez
|JNN012 Dzlav - Post Meridiem - Dzlav|
JNN goes pop?! Well wait till you hear this excellent experimentalistic release that is filled with pop, glitch, noise, lofi, experimentalism. Crossing between the likes of Zappa, Boards of Canada and electro-psychedelics this release will surely peak your ears!
Keywords: experimental, pop, electro, lofi, glitch, noise, industrial, free release, creative commons
|JNN126 Gnomic - Cagey House|
Have you ever been in contact with the music of the Cagey House? Cagey House is Baltimore's Dave Keifer. Producing primarily instrumental music, since 1999, and he also experiments with sound collage. If you frequent netlabels such as this one, then undoubtedly you have been in touch with the music of this collaging meister. His work has been described as "synth-post-pop-punk-psyche-hypno-exotica." For as long as I can remember I have seen his releases from various corners around the globe and f...
Keywords: Cagey House; collage; Creative Commons; experimental; free releases; just not normal; plunderphonics
|JNN025 Shriek.Void - Metlay!|
Mike Metlay's body of work has always included abstract noisescapes, a passion he's enjoyed for nearly three decades. (A recent example is JNN014, The Redundancy Of Suicide by mindSpiral.) Mike's main noisescaping device is "Thing One", the Oberheim Xpander analog modular synthesizer he has been playing for 25 years now. Currently, as for the past 10 years or more, he uses Thing One primarily for self-modulating noise textures that can be manipulated in real time with broad control gestures...
Keywords: abstract, noisescapes, experimental, Oberheim Xpander, Alesis Wedge, textures, mindspiral, free release, Just not Normal, Creative Commons
|JNN122 Deriva Sonora - Philippe Faujas|
Joining the ranks of avid Field Recordists is Philippe Faujas from Spain. Making Just not Normal not per say a field recordings netlabel, but since I personally am a big fan of field recordings and feel they go extremely well amidst experimental music Philippe is very much welcomed to the world of JNN. Follow his link to an even bigger world of recorded sounds, but let this release be your guide into the world of this fine French artist living in Spain...
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; free releases; just not normal; Creative Commons; Philippe Faujas
|JNN041 - De-Composizioni - La Ferrière Ensemble|
"De-Composizioni" was originally realized (but actually not distributed) as homemade demotape in 2006, almost in accidental circumstances. All tracks, based on few simple sounds and captured in a field recording, are composed, performed & recorded live during a studio session, and their structures are mostly improvised. La Ferrière Ensemble is: Imago Meccano: drum machine, pedal effects, elec guitars, accordion, concept LamieraChicken: elec guitar, pedal effects Onoco: pedal effects, bass guita...
Keywords: Experimental, field recordings, Live improv, Electronica, Soundscapes, free releases, Creative Commons, Just not Normal
|JNN023 Toy machines and scavenged melodies - Dzlav|
Post 'post meridien' Dzlav returns with fresh new toys and an even more sophisticated psychedelia unleashing his toys onto the dancefloor of your mind. There is something ever so effective and affective in his tunes, that would bring the quirkey brain to dance of the ceiling. In the end there is no good way to describe this album, but Just not Normal it is!
Keywords: experimental, pop, glitch, toys, psychelia, dance, braindance, just not normal, creative commons, free release
Downloads: 373 (1 review)
|JNN011 Dust - Six - Dust|
for six decades I have walked the Earth experimentally challenged dust
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; electronic; experimental; flute; free release; glitch; shakuhachi; voice
|JNN064 The Silence Bureau - The Silence Bureau|
This album contains minimalistic noise, avant-garde synthesizer, guitar, and piano experiments recorded from 2007 to the present year. Sound collages of varied textures and moods, overall this album will challenge listeners to reconsider the nature of ‘music’. Jeff Fowler aka The Silence Bureau
Keywords: avant-garde, Creative Commons, experimental, free release, glitch, IDM, just not normal, minimal, obscure, strange sounds